Congress' Trump Russia probe takes partisan turn

Congress' Trump Russia probe takes partisan turnBy Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The head of a congressional committee investigating contacts between Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia said on Monday the panel had not seen evidence of inappropriate communications, prompting the panel’s top Democrat to insist it was too early to make such a determination. Devin Nunes, Republican chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, also said there was no need for a special prosecutor and dismissed a suggestion that Trump should release his tax returns to clear up allegations he has business ties to Russia. “What are we going to appoint a special prosecutor to do, exactly?” he asked reporters.

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